Episode 4: Are You Filled with the Spirit?

Are you filled with the Spirit? What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? And what are the results of being filled with the Spirit? Listen along as Pastor Thomas Overmiller explores this important question by looking carefully at Ephesians…

Be Heavenly Minded

Have you ever been warned against being "so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good?" If so, realize that the Bible teaches quite the opposite. You are supposed to be heavenly minded (Col. 3:1-2). You are supposed to direct your thoughts…

Stop Fighting with People

Do you fight with the people you love? Do you wrestle with the people you are called to serve? God does not join together fellow church members, wives and husbands, children, employees and employers to argue and struggle, to feud and debate.…

Episode 3: Pinball or Chess?

Which best portrays your life– a pinball game or a chess match? Ephesians 5:15 encourages you to carry out the activities of your day in a circumspect way. What does circumspect mean? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some helpful…

Surgical Truth & Uplifting Truth

Different passages of Scripture strike different tones than others. I'm noticing this vividly as I preach an expository series through the book of James. Yesterday we looked at "Facts about Temptation" from James 1:13-15. And next Sunday we…

The Invisible Presence of God

We serve and worship an invisible God. He is a Spirit (Jn. 4:24). And no human being has ever viewed God with his eyes (Jn. 1:18). The nation of Israel struggled with this reality. For a period of 400  years (nearly twice the age of the United…

Shepherd Thoughts Podcast

The Shepherd Thoughts Podcast is up and running! Episodes will be available on this site, as well as the Libsyn hosting site and iTunes. Each episode will explore a thought about Bible truth to encourage meditation on the Word of God and practical…

Episode 2: What Does It Mean to be Perfect?

What does mean to be perfect? What does it mean to be holy? To be pure? When Jesus tells me to be just as perfect as God the Father, what does He mean? Is this really possible? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he considers some biblical…

Episode 1: The Fear of Man

What is the fear of man? How can you overcome the fear of man? What does it mean to fear God? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he shares some thoughts from Proverbs 29:25 on this important topic.